The exquisite bamboo and cane craft, Tripura
Tripura, the green picturesque hilly land of mythology, has curved out a name for exquisite handicrafts items. The state is famous for its cane and bamboo handicrafts. From this rare artistic skill elegant baskets, small-framed mirrors, hair clips, powder cases, decorative trays and decorations are made.
In Agartala, the capital of Tripura, a few craftsmen prepare small woven animal forms from fine splints of bamboo. They are used both as toys and as decorations. The forms are evolved either by weaving or braiding the fine splints uniformly. The Tripura mudah is a low stool made of bamboo and split cane. Very intricate and exquisite bamboo and cane ornaments are also produced in Tripura.
Cane and bamboo occupy a distinctive place in the life of Tripura. From cradle to grave, there is hardly any occasion, complete without the use of bamboo and cane. Surajkund Crafts Mela is the annually held grand crafts fair at Surajkund in Haryana.